In preparation for the college's involvement in Safer Internet Day on 9th February, our SLT have been giving their top tips for keeping safe. Lots more information to come as our Anti-Bullying Co-ordinator and her Ambassadors lead on this awareness raising day across the college.



Retaining their North Derbyshire Championship Title this month, Springwell took control of the School Sports Partnerships Indoor Rowing competition on 8th February.  Winning the KS3 Boys, KS4 Boys and KS4 Girls, KS3 and KS4 Mixed Team Relay and coming second in the KS3 Girls they were outstanding, and took the KS3 and KS4 Overall awards, being crowned for the second year as Top School in North Derbyshire.  Massive well done to all the students and to the coaches.




Following a successful refresh of our ICT equipment in October 2015, the Governing Body agreed to recycle the existing stock of laptops amongst our college community. All students were given the opportunity to purchase the original laptops that had been replaced, for use at home. Laptops were sold at a greatly reduced price (less than 10% of RRP) and reduced even further for our Pupil Premium students. This initiative has allowed more students to have access to ICT when not in college and therefore be able to access the array of online education resources available from ourselves and third parties as well as having technology available to complete homework and coursework electronically.

In total 265 laptops were sold to students, 160 of these to Pupil Premium students. In addition to supporting our own students we also offered a number of netbooks to our feeder primaries to purchase. Staveley Junior School, Henry Bradley Infant and Barrow Hill Primary School took advantage of the opportunity, receiving 82 netbooks housed in 3 charging trollies between them.

The funding raised from this initiative will be reinvested into future resources to ensure that Springwell Community College remains at the forefront of ICT advances and our students continue to have excellent access to up-to-date facilities. 


Congratulations to Grace in Year 7 who has been elected to the Derbyshire Youth Council, and to Sophie in Year 10 a very graceful second place who has the opportunity to join the Chesterfield Youth Forum.  Both enjoyed the evening at County Hall yesterday.


Follow the link below to nominate for the Derbyshire Times Community Awards 2016.  
Categories are: 
Most Improved Student, Best Headteacher,
Best Teacher, Best Teaching Assistant,
Best Lunchtime Assistant, Best Volunteer,
Neighbourhood Superstar, Inspirational Young Person,
Outstanding Bravery, Special Achievement in the Community.
Fundraiser of the Year, Best Breakfast/After School Club,
Individual Sportsperson, Best Sports Team, Best Sports Coach.




Get work, get paid, get qualified, get a head start !  14-18 March 2016 saw Springwell celebrating National Apprenticeships Week 2016. Mrs Clarke (Careers Coordinator for Springwell) organised a mini Post 16 event.  Employers and apprenticeship providers were invited to come along to talk to students about their future career paths and to highlight the details of various apprenticeship schemes.

We would like to thank representatives from the following organisations who gave up their time to share their expertise with our students:  DART (Training Land-Based Industries); DNCC (Derbyshire & Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce); NLT Training; The Army; Chesterfield College – Learning Unlimited; YMCA; Apprenticeship Team.

All of the providers commented about our students. They were extremely impressed with their confidence and level of questioning. All the providers are now looking forward to attending the main Post 16 event that we run annually in October.


A proud day at the Derbyshire Schools Championships at Chevin GC.  Josh, pictured, representing Springwell Community College, winning best gross with a 75 and the Will Sheppard Memorial Trophy for the best Year 10 and below.
John qualifies for the Derbyshire Schools Matchplay Championships in September and has been chosen to represent Derbyshire in the Midland Schools Championships at Trentham in May!

Josh is pictured with the Captain and Lady Captain of Chevin GC





Last term our Chair and Deputy Chair of Springwell's Students Matter Group had the privilege of presenting Ashgate Hospice with a cheque for £1445.  Since last September our college has been fundraising in lots of ways with a target to raise £1000, a fabulous achievement to surpass this.  Thanks to all the efforts and hard work of the Students Matter Group and all the students and staff at Springwell.  Well done.





Blazers, PE Tops and ties will be on sale from College on Tuesday 26th July and Wednesday 31st August, 9am until 1:30pm ONLY.

Y6 measuring evening for trousers will be on Monday 25th July from 3:30 - 5pm





Students at Springwell Community College are celebrating after collecting some excellent GCSE results yesterday morning.  Overall the results showed significant improvement on the previous year and, on the new Progress 8 measure, Springwell students achieved grades higher than would be expected nationally.  

There were a number of tremendous individual performances; leading the way were:  Ben Turner (6A*, 4A), William Antcliffe (4A*,6A), Dominic Lowe (5A* 1A) Cameron Slemon (3A*, 6A), Imogen Smith (2A*, 4A).  

More information in our Exam Results section of the website.



I would like to thank parents/carers for the support that you have shown in purchasing the new college uniform, particularly in relation to the new uniform trousers, which the majority of parents have purchased.

Unfortunately, due to circumstances out of our control, we have been informed by parents/carers that Price & Buckland are unable to meet some orders due to some sizes being out of stock.  We also understand that there have been a number of concerns from parents/carers surrounding the ordering, delivery and sizing of uniform from the company.   We have been in touch with the company and are working with them to resolve these issues.  

I would like to reassure parents and carers that guarantees of delivery and sizing were given to the college by the company.  However, we acknowledge the difficulties some of you are experiencing and we would like to offer support until the issues are resolved with Price and Buckland.

Those students who are affected by issues at Price & Buckland can wear black trousers from other suppliers, in line with the college code of dress policy, until a suitable solution has been found.  Please see the website's 'Code of Dress' section for uniform requirement for w/c Monday 5th September - 'follow link here'

I am sure that youwould agree that it is important that the college continues to apply the college code of dress consistently across the college so as to support those parents/carers who have adhered to our uniform guidelines.  Therefore, any infringement of the college uniform that is not due to an issue from Price and Buckland will still be addressed and the college rules will be followed.

I would like to thank those of you who have experienced difficulties for your patience and to reassure you that both Price and Buckland and ourselves are doing everything we can to resolve the problems as quickly as possible.

Mr I Wingfield, Headteacher


The invitation below has been sent out to all our Year 11 students of 2016 who took their GCSE exams in the summer.  We look forward to seeing you all again.



All staff and students came together this morning to pay their respects. Mr Allen read the poem ‘We Remember’ and ‘The Last Post’ was bugled by Owen, as the college fell silent for 2 minutes



Twelve Springwell students set about creating this year's Open Evening radio advert with Peak FM.  They were separated into two groups with the brief of producing and recording a catchy advert to promote this year's Open Evening, with the chosen advert being aired as part of the college's marketing plan.   We are hoping we have some future radio stars amongst our midst!



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